- A serving member of the House of Representatives, Yuguda Kila, is dead
- According to a report, the former lawmaker died on Thursday, March 4, in an Abuja hospital
- Kila is serving his second term at the green chamber when he answered the ultimate call
Yuguda Hassan Kila, a member representing Gwaram federal constituency at the House of Representatives is dead.
Daily Nigerian reports the lawmaker, who was chairman of the House Committee on Customs, died in the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, at the age of 70.
Legit.ng gathered that he breathed his last at the National Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness.
Kila, who was a retired customs comptroller, began his basic education at Kila Primary School and subsequently Igbo Union Grammar School in Kano.
He also attended the prestigious Barewa College in Zaria and later attended the College of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
In 2015, he was elected member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), to represent Gwaram Constituency.
He was re-elected for the same position in the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the immediate past chief justice of the High Court of the Federation, Justice Abdul Kafarati died.
It was reported that Justice Kafarati, who was once the attorney-general of Bauchi state breathed his last on the evening of Thursday, February 25.
The report said that a family source announced Kafarati's death in a statement on Friday, February 26.
The remains of Justice Kafarati was be buried on Friday, February 26, after the Juma’at prayers at Janazah at Central Mosque Abuja.
In a related report, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced the burial arrangement for its seven officers who died in a tragic and unfortunate plane crash in Abuja on Sunday, February 21.
The military plane, Beechcraft KingAir B350i, crashlanded at the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger state.
The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.
In a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, the director of public relations and information, all the officers on the plane were reported dead.
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